'08-09 High School Computer Fair (4/29/2009)
Students from many Colonial Intermediate Unite 20 districts participated in the annual High School Computer Fair on Friday, March 20, 2009 held at East Stroudsburg University. Individuals and teams of students competed for advancement to the state computer fair in nine categories:
- Animation - student-created animations and/or animated sequences.
- Computer Fair Logo - logo created to represent the computer fair at next year’s competition.
- Curriculum-based Web page Design - created by the student to provide educational information (related to instructional topics in the school curriculum in literature, art, science, history, etc.)
- Digital Movie – any digital movies created in iMovie, Moviemaker, Final Cut Pro, Media 100, etc.
- Graphic Designs - artwork used in advertisements or stationery, pictures
- Information-based Web page Design - created by the student to provide general information (such as the school Web site, e-commerce sites, search engines)
- Multimedia Presentation - research papers, multi-media documents, or slide show presentations
- Programming – interactive educational games (such as card games, coin flips, or rolling dice); a program that uses algorithm to perform string manipulation, data conversions, data sorting, image manipulation, etc.; a database driven application with user login and registration that has the capability for the user to submit and display a text entry (such as an interactive blog, forum/chat, comment/rating functionality, etc.)
- Text-based Desktop Publishing - newsletters, announcements, school newspapers, creative writing documents, and educational information sheets
In excess of 150 students prepared projects demonstrating their use of technology in their schools and personal lives. The range and diversity of projects was unusually amazing and the first place winners in each category will continue on to the state-level competition on May 20, 2009, at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. The regional computer fair was graciously hosted again this year by East Stroudsburg University who also arranged for an emmy-award winning graphic designer to address the students.
Students from the following school districts and career centers received awards: Pocono Mountain School District, Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School, East Stroudsburg Area School District, Monroe Career and Technical Institute, Delaware Valley School District, Pen Argyl School District and Nazareth Area School District.